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Designed by MEDC in collaboration with the Michigan Municipal League, PSCP is a crowdgranting initiative that can provide matching grant funds for crowdfunded public space projects through Patronicity, an online, crowdfunding platform.
Learn more about Public Spaces Community Places
Public Spaces Community Places is a grant match program that utilizes donation-based crowdfunding to generate public interest and funding to revitalize or create public spaces. Communities, nonprofits, and municipalities can submit projects by applying for a Patronicity crowdgranting campaign. Crowdgranting utilizes web-based donations, so projects are accessible to anyone willing to donate in real-time.
In 2023, PSCP expanded the program to incentivize inclusive design and accessibility in public spaces. Universal Design (UD) encourages the development of spaces, products, and services that are easier for ALL users–both with and without disabilities—to access and enjoy.
Curling and Community in the Keweenaw
The “Drill Shop” in Calumet was originally built in 1885 as a manufacturing facility for drilling equipment. The building sat vacant for nearly 40 years before it was renovated by the Copper Country Curling Club. The club partnered with Patronicity to launch a community crowdfunding campaign supported by matching funds through MEDC’s Public Spaces, Community Places program.
Public Spaces Community Places: Building Vibrant Communities across Michigan
Thriving places help define a community’s economic vitality – from bike trails and pocket parks to public sculpture projects, they contribute to a strong quality of life, help attract and retain talent and grow stronger local economies. MEDC remains committed to supporting these efforts across Michigan and has contributed $10 million in matching grant funds since 2014.Read more about crowdfunding projects
Contact the Community Development Managers Team
Community Development Managers provide personalized support and guidance to your community based on its location in Michigan. Interact with the Map on the left to find your contact by region.